Sunday, May 1, 2022

Tow Trucks and Wreckers Theme

 Tow Trucks and Wreckers Theme 







BOOKS TO READ: 


Small Walt and Mo The Tow By Elizabeth Verdick

Sunny's Tow Truck Saves the Day By Anne Marie Pace 

Tow Truck Joe By June Sobel 

Tow Truck Joe Makes a Splash By June Sobel

Trick-or Treat with Tow Truck Joe By June Sobel 

Red Truck By Kersten Hamilton 


SONGS & RHYMES:


CRAFTS, PLAY & ACTIVITIES:

Tow Truck Worksheet Coloring with Handwriting practice 

Tow Truck Cut and Paste Craft from Teacher Pay Teacher $1.25 

Color By Number Tow Truck 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Turtles Theme

 Turtles Theme

Show pictures of turtles like clipart or printed images. 

 Ask kids if they know what they are?

What color are they? Where do they live?

Today we are going to be sharing about Turtles in our Storytime!


Fun facts about Turtles from Petco

https://www.petco.com/content/petco/PetcoStore/en_US/pet-services/resource-center/caresheets/fun-facts-about-aquatic-turtles.html

READ:

Turtle Island By Kevin Sherry 

Turtle Walk By Matt Phelan 

Turtle Splash Countdown to the Pond By Cathryn Falwell




SING SONGS & RHYMES:

print out some cute clipart turtles and laminate them
Clipart Cute Turtle credit my cute graphics.com




10 Little Turtles Song ( Tune ten little indians)
1 little 2 little 3 little turtles 
4 little 5 little 6 little turtles 
7 little 8 little 9 little turtles
10 little turtles are walking to the pond!




















Turtle songs image credit to finding on Pinterest and uploaded by Rachelle Belair Gendron








image credit to songs with singable books with emily through pinterest

Crafts, Activities and Play:

Printable turtle coloring template 

Paper plate Turtle 


Styrofoam bowl turtles 
https://www.craftymorning.com/styrofoam-bowl-turtles/

Heart shaped turtle craft template free 

Paper loops turtle craft 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Button, Buttons and more Buttons Theme Preschool & Toddler Storytime!

Button, Buttons and more Buttons Theme for Preschool and Toddler Storytime! 

Show some example buttons- different colors, shapes and sizes and talk to kids about them. Ask Simple questions about colors or shapes or sizes. 


Does anyone in the room have buttons on their clothes like a shirt?

What if there was a special button on the wall? ask a question like what would you want that button to do? Well, we are about to find out about some special buttons in our stories today at Storytime! Let's have some fun and press some buttons together!


READ:The Button Book By Sally Nicholls 
Don't Push The Button By Bill CotterPress Here By Herve Tullet
The Good for Nothing Button By Mo Willems
Pete the Cat and His 4 groovy Buttons By Eric
Litwin 


Sing Songs Or Rhymes:
1. If your happy and you know it (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)
2. We can’t wait to celebrate #2 (Jim Gill  CD)
3. Itsy Bitsy Spider Song with (Egg shakers) 
4. Shake your sillies #13 (Raffi CD - green disc #13 ) (use with egg shakers )
5. Silly Dance Contest # 8 (Jim Gill CD) with color scarves 
PLAY --Parachute Fun:   Use colored parachute and unfold it out &have everyone hold handles & lift up above head and play peek-a-boo. Then hold handles and walk in a circle singing “ring around the rosie”  
ring around the rosie
 pocket full of posies 
ashes ashes we all fall down! (everyone bend down low to ground or fall)
children  go under the parachute  while parents lift it up
Have kids help put balls on and shake them up 

Parachute for play https://www.amazon.com/B-toys-BX1590Z-Parachute-Play/dp/B0757589KF/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3B5C5KZ542KYK&keywords=parachute+for+kids&qid=1650309549&sprefix=parachute+for+kids+%2Caps%2C88&sr=8-6





Buttons activities to use with Pete the Cat and his 4 groovy buttons ( credit to hands on learning to life over c's https://lifeovercs.com/button-activities-inspired-by-pete-the-cat/

Don't Push the Button Book Stick Puppet Activity Credit to the The Tucson Puppet Lady 
thetucsonpuppetlady.com/dont-push-the-button-stick-puppet-activity/

Don't push this button Obstacle Course ( Credit from the Lego Librarian)
https://legolibrarian.com/2020/06/19/laugh-out-loud-stories-dont-push-the-button-obstacle-course/



Monday, February 28, 2022

Crayons Theme --March 31 National Crayon Day

 Crayons Theme 

National Crayon Day is March 31 
Celebration of the invention of crayons and the joy of coloring!



BOOKS:

Franken Crayon By Michael Hall 
Harold and the Purple Crayon By Crockett Johnson

Skippyjon Jones: Color Crazy By Judy Schachner

The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt


Red: A Crayon's Story By Michael Hall 

A Day with No Crayons By Elizabeth Rusch

Snap! By Hazel Hutchins 
Pete The Cat: Crayons Rock By Kimberly and James Dean 

Monsters love colors by Mike Austin 

SONGS:

Crayon Song; "Ten Little Indians" Tune

1 little, 2 little 3 little crayons 
4 little 5 little 6 little crayons 
7 little, 8 little , 9 little crayons
10 little crayons in my box

Draw in the air with a color (sing line 3X times)

Take out a red one and draw a circle
Take out a red one and draw a circle
Take out a red one and draw a circle 
put it back in the box

Take out a blue one and draw a line
Take out a blue one and draw a line
Take out a blue one and draw a line 
put it back in the box

continue with other colors and actions
take out a yellow one and draw some scribbles 
take out a purple one and draw a square 
take out a green one and draw some grass 
each time putting color back in your box

Then end with repeating first counting to verse to show all crayons are put away!
Change colors or actions to suit your needs.



Crayons Crafts and Coloring:




 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Ducks Storytime

 Ducks Theme Storytime


 TALK:
Show pictures of ducks or use duck puppet. Talk about colors of ducks. the sound they make. Let kids know you will be exploring ducks during our stories today!

BOOKS: 


Truck Full of Ducks By Ross Burach  
One Duck Stuck By Phyllis Root
10 Little Rubber ducks By Eric Carle 
Duck Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Quack By Lauren Thompson 
Goodnight My Duckling By Nancy Tafuri
Quack and Count By Keith Baker 


MUSIC:
If your happy and you know it – (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)
 
# 13 on green disc Shake My sillies out By Raffi Songs for the Very Young CD
 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (use Egg Shakers) (toddler and preschool)
 
#8 Silly Dance Contest Jim Gill Yellow CD use with colorful scarves  they can shake along to the music
 
Head and Shoulders knee and toes
Hands Up, Hands Down
(Use this rhyme to get the group's attention. You can repeat the first stanza as many times as necessary)
Put your hands up
Put your hands down
Give your hands a clap
Put your hands up
Put your hands down
Set them in your lap.
FIVE LITTLE DUCKS 
Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother Duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack"
But only four little ducks came back
One, two, three
Four little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother Duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack"
But only three little ducks came back
One, two
Three little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother Duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack"
But only two little ducks came back
One
Two little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother Duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack"
But only one little duck came back
One little duck went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother Duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack"
But no little ducks came swimming back
Sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Sad mother Duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack"
And all the five little ducks came back

Below Songs and Rhymes Found on Preschool Express.com

 


 
OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM
Tune:  “Old Mac Donald”

Old Mac Donald had a farm,
E,I,E,I,O.
And on this farm he had some ducks,
E,I,E,I, O.

With a quack, quack, here
And a quack, quack, there.
Here a quack, there a quack.
Everywhere a quack, quack.

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E,I,E,I,O.
                        Traditional
 

DOWN AT THE POND
Tune:  “Down At The Station”

Down at the pond
Early in the morning.
See the little ducklings
Swimming in a row.

See the mother duck
Dive for her breakfast.
Up, down, up, down
Watch her head go!

Down at the pond
Early in the morning.
See the little ducklings
Swimming in a row.

See the mother duck
Flap her wings just so.
Up she flys
Her ducklings in tow!
                        Jean Warren

 
FIVE LITTLE DUCKS

Five little ducks, that I once knew,
Fat were three and skinny were two.
But the big mother duck with feathers on her back,
She ruled the ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.

Down to the water, they would go,
Waddle, waddle, waddle, to and fro.
But the big mother duck with feathers on her back,
She ruled the ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.

They swam around, here and there.
They bobbed for food, everywhere.
But the big mother duck with feathers on her back,
She ruled the ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.
                                    Adapted Traditional




Monday, May 10, 2021

National Taco Day October 4 : Online Face Book Live Storytime During COVID-19

 National Taco Day October 4th

Online Facebook Live Storytime During COVID-19

Books:


Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin and Illustrated By Daniel Salmieri

Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel By Adam Rubin 




Little Taco Truck By Tanya Valentine & Jorge Martin 







Ten Little Indians Tune -- Counting Tacos
1 little, 2 little 3 little tacos
4 little 5 little 6 little tacos
7 little 8 little 9 little tacos
10 little tacos go crunch crunch crunch! 


Dragons love Tacos Song (Credit Pinterest)





If your happy and you know it

If your happy and you know it

Clap you hands

If your happy and you know it

Clap your hands

If your happy and you know then your face will surely show it

If your happy and you know it clap your hands



Repeat with:

Stomp your feet

Shout Hooray

Fractured Fairytales Summer Reading 2020 COVID 19 Facebook Live



The year of 2020 has been quite the year ! With the Pandemic of COVID-19 happening in March it changed Summer Reading plans and rocked our Library World!

In Planning for  2020 Summer Reading we decided to move our story time online to Facebook Live!
Here are some of the many Fairytale Books I have planned into my summer storytimes this past summer!

Fractured Fairytales:


Books I paired together for Storytimes:

1. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion By Alex T Smith (2016)

2.  The Wolf Who Fell Out of a Book
by Thierry Robberecht (2017)

3. Little Red Rhyming Hood By Sue Fliess (2019)




1. Help Wanted Must Love Books By Janet Sumner Johnson (2020)
2. Interrupting Chicken By David Ezra Stein (2016)



1. The Princess and The Petri Dish By Sue Fliess (2020)

2. Mary Had a Little Lab By Sue Fliess (2018)


Songs:

Hi, Hello and How Are Song 

(Tune of London Bridges)

Hi, Hello and How Are You 

How Are You 

How Are You 

Hi, Hello and How are You 

How are You Today! 


Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 


Come Along and Sing With Us (Tune of Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush)

Come Along and Sing With us, Sing with us,

Sing With us

Come along and sing with us 

So early in the evening (but you could also use morning like in the original song) My current COVID storytimes are in the evening at 7pm. 

additional verses: Clap, Stomp, Read (put hands together and Open and close hands like a storybook)